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Love Italian-Style on 7 April

 

imagesSplendid Cinema is about to go all amore this Spring, as we screen Woody Allen’s latest Euro-treat, To Rome With Love (2012) on 7 April.

 

In To Rome with Love, five romantic comedies interweave around the Italian capital. Opera singers are discovered (but who can only sing in the shower), famous Italian heartthrobs fall in love with lost housewives, prostitutes are passed off as wives, everyday Italians become media superstars and a middle-aged American architect tries to give his younger self love advice from the future.

 

Written and directed by Woody Allen (his 43rd film!), To Rome with Love sports an International cast of Americans, Italians, Spanish, Australians and even two Canadians:  Allen himself, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Alison Pill and Ellen Page.

 

While Allen’s films are often hit and miss, To Rome with Love offers sufficient laughs and romantic subplots to warm even the most cynical of movie fans.

Here’s the trailer for the film:

The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sansome Street at 6.30pm with the box office  open from 6pm. Tickets are £5 in advance or on the door with Café Bliss open for a pre-show treat.

For more information on any of the independent cinema’s screenings, please contact Mikel Koven at splendidcinema@live.co.uk, or follow the blog splendidcinema.wordpress.com

 

 

To Rome with Love (US/Italy/Spain, 2012, Woody Allen) 107 min. 12 Cert.

7 April, 2013

Box office opens at 6pm, film begins at 6:30pm

Tickets £5 on the door, or in advance from

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH

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British Horror has never sounded better: Berberian Sound Studio 17 March!

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British writer-director Peter Strickland’s acclaimed psychological horror thriller,  Barberian Sound Studio (2012), will be next up at Splendid Cinema on 17th March.

Set in the 1970s, the film’s central character, Gilderoy (Toby Jones), an English sound technician hired to work on a soundtrack for an Italian horror film, finds himself trapped in a claustrophobic sound studio. Immersed in the horrific sounds, Gilderoy spends his days stabbing and punching vegetables to get the desired effects. And gradually finds himself losing his grasp on reality.

Peter Strickland orchestrates a film which celebrates the pleasures of the Italian giallo film without resorting to the gruesome imagery which often characterizes the genre, and yet never sacrifices Gilderoy’s humanity.

Listed as one of the best films made in 2012 by the Sight and Sound annual critics’ poll, Barberian Sound Studio won several awards at the British Independent Film Awards, including the Best Achievement in Production, Best Technical Achievement, and Best Director, as well as earning actor Toby Jones a nomination for Best Actor at the Golden Globes.

Don’t  believe us? Here’s the trailer!


In addition, Worcester’s only independent cinema will also be screening A Child’s Toy a short film by Tom Lee Rutter, before the feature as part of the Splendid Cinema’s  initiative supporting local filmmakers.

The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sansome Street at 6.30pm with the box office  open from 6pm. Tickets are £5 in advance or on the door with Café Bliss open for a pre-show treat.

For more information on any of the independent cinema’s screenings, please contact Mikel Koven at splendidcinema@live.co.uk, or follow the blog splendidcinema.wordpress.com

Berberian Sound Studio (UK, 2012, Peter Strickland) 92 min. 15 Cert.

17 March, 2013

Box office opens at 6pm, film begins at 6:30pm

Tickets £5 on the door, or in advance from

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH

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